PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian-born couple and their three-year-old son were found dead in their London apartment on Tuesday October 6, the BBC reported.
Poorna Kaameshwari Sivaraj (36) and her son Kailash Kuha Raj were found dead at the scene. Scotland Yard believed both had been dead for some time, the BBC said.
Kailash’s father, Kuha Raj Sithamparanathan, 42, reportedly fatally injured when officers forced entry into the Golden Mile House on Clayponds Lane in Brentford.
The BBC reported that he was found with stab wounds and pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
According to Scotland Yard, officials initially received a call on Sunday (October 4) from a family member expressing concerns about the welfare of Poorna, who was last seen with her son on September 21.
The officers went to the home several times early on Monday (October 5) but received no response.
After speaking to the neighbors, officials decided to force entry shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the BBC reported.
The lead investigator, Detective Chief Insp Simon Harding, said the case was being treated as a homicide investigation.
“We know the family has often walked in and around the area with their crossbred dog, and I would ask anyone who has seen them at any time in the last month to contact the police about us give us a full picture of their lives, “he was quoted as saying.
The neighbor, Sheri Diba, said the family were “very friendly” and that she regularly saw them walking their dog.
“I always saw them in the elevator. They were very friendly. They said, ‘Hello, how are you?’ I’ve always seen them go for a walk together. I feel very bad (when I heard the news) because they were very kind, nice people, “she said.
Diba, who had lived in the building for seven years, said she hadn’t seen the family in a few months, according to the BBC.